How To Make Homemade Donuts 

 Originally Written: September 7, 2010

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on September 7, 2010 by Hanna Trafford

You will need just a little bit of patience if you want to make good, homemade donuts, but it is worth the effort. You can make these anytime and think about how surprised your kids will be when they return home from school to find fresh, warm donuts and a big glass of milk waiting for them! Do not worry about these donuts being bad  – since you are controlling what goes into them, how many get eaten and that there are without chemical additives and preservatives, you can consider these to be a real homemade treat anytime!

Homemade Donuts:


  • 1/2 cup of 10% coffee cream
  • 1/2 cup of whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • Vegetable cooking oil
  • Cinnamon


  1. In a bowl, whisk together 10% cream and whipping cream and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ginger.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs with 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy, gradually beat in cream mixture
  4. Mix in flour mixture
  5. Refrigerate for about an hour
  6. On a floured work surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2 thickness
  7. Cut out pieces with a donut cutter ( I have also used 2 sizes of cookies cutters  and it worked fine)
  8. Line baking sheet with paper towels and set aside
  9. In a large saucepan or deep fryer, heat oil to 375F
  10. Cook donuts, turning often until golden brown – about 5 minutes
  11. Place on paper towel lined baking sheets to absorb excess oil
  12. In a paper bag, mix together cinnamon with sugar to taste and shake donuts to coat them

This recipe will make you about 30 donuts

Hope you have enjoyed making your delicious homemade donuts – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and much appreciated!

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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